Jenn Murray is a painter working between Sydney and the Blue Mountains, Australia. Living in a cottage surrounded by a small rain forest her main interest is in painting quiet spaces. In a world full of mobile phone photography and selfie sticks, she makes a conscious effort to travel everywhere with a pencil. Sketchbooks are integral to her work and she uses these as a form of reference. Jenn is highly trained in fine art and her first solo show was with Switchback Gallery in Victoria, Australia in November 2015.
Formal Academic & Studio Based Training in Fine Art
2017 St Ives School of Painting, Cornwall, United Kingdom – (various short courses under Gary Long and Marion Taylor.
2015 Monash University, Victoria, Australia – Masters Degree in Fine Art (Research) – Supervisor: Rodney Forbes
2010 Monash University, Victoria, Australia – Masters Degree in Visual Art (Coursework) – Supervisor: Storm Gold
2011 International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria – (short program in experimental drawing under Christoph Schaefer.
2002 University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia – Bachelors Degree in Fine Art
2000 Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, New South Wales, Australia – Diploma in Fine Art
2013 Nes Artist Residency Program, Skagastrond, Northwest rural Iceland